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Lorde Finally Receives Her Grammy Awards

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Lorde via InstagramIt’s a dirty little awards show secret: when a performer wins a Grammy Award, they have to give it back at the end of the awards telecast because it’s not technically “theirs” yet: it’s just a prop. The real Grammy — with the artist’s name engraved on it — arrives later in the mail. Lorde just got hers.

The singer Instagrammed a photo of the box that contained her trophies, along with the caption, “wonder what was in this box huh.” She then posted a black and white photo of herself with her new hardware: she’s holding one Grammy, while the other is sitting on a table. She’s captioned that photo, “Of the Year.”

Lorde received the Song of the Year trophy, as well as the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, both for “Royals.”

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Lorde Says She Prefers Her Birth Name, Describes Her Stage Moves

By Music News Group

Francis Specker/CBSLorde kicked off her U.S. headlining tour Monday night in Austin, Texas, and it’ll keep her on the road through the end of the month. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets to the show, though, you may want to think twice before you scream “Lorde!!!!” at the 17-year-old Grammy winner when she’s on stage, or if you see her afterwards by her bus.

“I much prefer being called Ella,” the New Zealand teen born Ella Yelich-O’Connor tells ABC News Radio. OK, so then why did she end up choosing a stage name to begin with? “I basically chose Lorde because I wanted a name that was really strong and had this grandeur to it,” she explains. “I didn’t feel that my birth name was anything special. I always liked the idea of having, like, a one-named alias.”

However, that doesn’t mean that the singer will get angry if you do call her Lorde. “That’s fine too,” she laughs.

As for Lorde — uh, we mean Ella’s — tour, by now, you’ve probably seen her sing on TV, either on Good Morning America, or on the Grammy Awards nominations …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Rod Stewart Calls Rap Hit “One of the Most Beautiful Songs Written in the Last 15 Years”

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: John ShearerPop music legends entering their seventh decade will rarely admit to listening to rap music, let alone liking it. But Rod Stewart isn’t most pop legends. In fact, the man who penned classics like “Maggie May” and “You’re In My Heart” has nothing but praise for one recent rap hit, which he calls “one of the most beautiful songs written” in more than a decade.

In an interview with the Lancashire Evening Post, Rod says, “I like all sorts of music, [but] at this stage of the game, it is difficult to be influenced by it.” However, he reveals, “I’ve got great admiration for ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.”

He adds, “It was one of the bravest and most beautiful songs written in the last 15 years.”

“Same Love” is a pro-gay marriage anthem that was nominated for Song of the Year at last month’s Grammy Awards. It was also performed live on the Grammy telecast by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a white rap duo from Seattle, and special guest Madonna. While the song was being performed, Queen Latifah married a number …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

5 Things to Know This Morning: Grammy Awards

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Little Big Town and Lee Brice to Attend Nashville Grammy Nominees Party Sunday Night

By Music News Group

The Record AcademyThe 56th Annual Grammy Awards won’t be handed out until for a few more weeks, but a few of this year’s country nominees will begin gearing up for the big night with a party in Nashville Sunday night. Little Big Town and Lee Brice are among the Grammy hopefuls expected to attend the invitation-only Grammy nominees gathering. The annual event is presented by The Recording Academy’s Nashville chapter.

Little Big Town is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Your Side of the Bed,” and Lee is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Eurythmics to Reunite, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Maroon 5 to Perform on Grammy Beatles Tribute Special

By Andrea Dresdale

Grammys.comMaroon 5, John Mayer and Alicia Keys will perform, and pioneering ’80s pop duo Eurythmics will reunite, for the upcoming CBS TV special The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, which will be taped January 27, the day after the Grammy Awards.

The special, which looks back on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic appearance on the legendary variety program The Ed Sullivan Show, will feature top artists performing the songs that the Beatles performed that night, as well as other Beatles songs through the years.

On the show, John Mayer will team …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

    

Sara Bareilles Profiled on This Weekend’s “Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood”

By Andrea Dresdale

CBS NewsSara Bareilles is having a moment: she’s nominated for several Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, and will perform on the People’s Choice Awards on January 8. This Sunday morning, she’s being profiled on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.

During the interview, Sara talks about her song “Brave,” which was originally inspired by her gay friend’s struggle with coming out, but which has since become an anthem for anyone who’s facing a challenge. “I just felt like I was watching the song take flight and take on a life of its own,” Bareilles …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC